Location: North Carolina
Salary Range: $45,000- $50,000 Temporary through December 31, 2021
Responsible for working with Common Cause North Carolina staff to conduct redistricting outreach and education workshops to help community members participate in the upcoming redistricting process. Research community and civic groups in targeted counties and build/nurture relationships with them. Research and connect with local elected officials on the importance of participating in the redistricting process. Strategize with staff to help public understand redistricting process and reforms, identify state trend stories; support media, social, and member, and internal communications.
Work directly with staff responsible for running redistricting and related program activities, executive director, and communications staff. Help drive turnout for official redistricting public hearings. Work with coalition partners as needed on joint trainings, events, etc. Assist staff to promote work on social media, internet platforms, and other methods of communication to support our active redistricting campaign.
- Organizing experience and basic knowledge of redistricting issues is pre-requisite.
- Knowledge of North Carolina and political landscape desired.
- Experience in working communities, particularly those that have been excluded from redistricting processes in the past, is preferred.
- Experience working in non-profit or related setting is a plus.
- Demonstrated interest and commitment to advancing public interest reforms.
- Ability to work in close collaboration on a team with others;
- Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and perform a variety of tasks; well organized and attentive to detail; strong self-initiative required.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills also required
You’ll thrive if you have/are:
- ·A “can do” attitude and exceptional organizational skills, with a strong capacity to manage systems, projects & people.
- Demonstrated commitment to cultural competency, including the experience in working effectively with those belonging to groups of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, language, ability, age and socioeconomic status.
- Self-starter with an ability to work independently in a deadline-driven environment with competing priorities – this position involves significant contact with members, key stakeholders, and volunteers
- Willingness to travel and flexibility to occasionally work evenings and weekends.
EQUITY & INCLUSION:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Common Cause is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the organization and believes strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce.
Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements(optional) to Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org and include North Carolina Redistricting Community Engagement Specialist in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications without a Cover Letter will not be considered.
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